Press releases Archive

MDE Secretary Grumbles Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Bosch to Resolve Diesel Cheating Allegations

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MDE Secretary Grumbles Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Bosch to Resolve Diesel Cheating Allegations Fiat must fix cars, pay consumers, pay substantial penalties; parts supplier Bosch pays for its role in VW and Fiat/Chrysler use of “defeat devices” that concealed ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Funding will reduce pollution and energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (January 2, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $46 million in funding today to ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve drinking water systems   BALTIMORE, MD (December 19, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles Attends COP24 Convention in Poland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Secretary Grumbles Attends COP24 Convention in Poland   BALTIMORE, MD (December 14, 2018) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles’ attended the 24th Conference Of the Parties (COP24) convention in Katowice, Poland, earlier this week with a delegation of states and foundations to ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $74 million in grants and loans ...Read More

Southern Maryland waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov SOUTHERN MARYLAND WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Wicomico River in Charles, St. Mary’s counties closed to harvesting BALTIMORE (Nov. 5, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wicomico River in Charles ...Read More

Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland   BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2018) – Childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland decreased last year to ...Read More

St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting St. Patrick Creek reclassified as “conditionally approved”   BALTIMORE, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a tributary to St. Clements Bay in St. Mary’s County for shellfish ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved  $13 million in grants today to reduce pollution and ...Read More

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance states in reducing potent greenhouse gases BALTIMORE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Demonstrating the state’s commitment to meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals, Maryland will be pursuing measures to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that are significantly ...Read More
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